8cx Snapdragon — a powerful platform for laptops with Windows 10, which is faster Snapdragon 835 is almost four times

Yesterday, Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon SoC 855, and today showed even more powerful Snapdragon 8cx.

However, this is not for smartphones. It is a platform for laptops with Windows 10, that is, Always Connected PC. Earlier rumors called it the Snapdragon 1000, but as you can see, Qualcomm has decided to call it different from the usual SoC a way that confusion was no longer.

So, Snapdragon 8cx — seminomatous platform, which, according to Qualcomm, 3.5 times faster than Snapdragon 835. If the real task will be at least approximately such a difference, we can say that Snapdragon 8cx already well suited for laptops.

The processor here is OCTA core with cores Kryo 495. In fact, there are four Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55. Interestingly, the frequency Qualcomm somehow not indicated. The company has not decided definitively to this option.


Further, the configuration includes a GPU Adreno Extreme 680, 690 Hexagon (the presentation wrote 690 and free now written 685), Spectra 390 and modem Snapdragon X24. It’s also worth noting eight-channel memory controller supporting up to 16 GB of RAM.

Marketing water out of the presentation I won’t retell it. Unfortunately, the first devices with this platform will be released in the third quarter of next year, and we are expecting a number of new products on Snapdragon 850.

I personally would be very interested to see the real performance of Snapdragon 8cx. Even more interesting would be to look at the comparison of the Snapdragon and Apple 8cx A12X Bionic. Yes, such a comparison can only be done under different OS, so it’s not very correct, but from the point of view of the result (as required for an ordinary user), this battle will have the right to life.

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